Case for Shylock : Around the World with Shakespeare's Jew

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Case for Shylock : Around the World with Shakespeare's Jew

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 211 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9781854597854
  • DDC分類 822

Full Description


Having established a moderately successful, but inevitably intermittent, acting career, including - uniquely - playing three separate characters in The Archers, Gareth Armstrong felt the need of a reliable side-line to cover the gaps. A one-man show seemed the answer - and Shylock a good subject. But no-one was more surprised than he by the way first his research and then the character took over his life. He has now travelled the world over with Shylock, from San Francisco to Sri Lanka, from Romania to New Zealand, his myriad encounters enriching both him and the show, adding ever more threads to his one-man story of the Jew. Frequently hilarious, often provocative, this account of a Gentile actor's exploration and discovery of the most famous of fictional Jews is fascinating, revealing - and always entertaining.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Judi Dench                             ix
PART ONE
Out of the Ghetto 5 (3)
R.I.P 8 (3)
From Ambridge to Africa 11 (14)
A Rustic Revolution 25 (3)
Roots and Branching Out 28 (5)
Steve 33 (6)
Last-Chance Saloon 39 (3)
Finding the Plot 42 (9)
Playing with Paranoia 51 (12)
PART TWO
The Shock of the Old 63 (6)
Enter Tubal 69 (5)
Posing as an Israelite 74 (12)
Flying Solo 86 (8)
Swans and Kiwis 94 (5)
Macbeth and Mickey Mouse 99 (6)
Getting in a State 105(9)
Two Exits to Thunderous Silence 114(13)
PART THREE
Swastikas and Sadomasochism 127(10)
The Case for Shylock 137(10)
Lost in Translation 147(5)
Bloodsuckers 152(10)
State of the Union 162(6)
Beyond Belief 168(10)
Shylock Wallah 178(16)
Bloody Justice 194(4)
Some of the People, Some of the Time 198(5)
Back to the Ghetto 203(4)
Acknowledgements 207